Just who's afraid of China?

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    Abstract

    For years, American strategists tended to underestimate the challenge that China poses to America in Asia. They put their faith in what seemed a simple and foolproof mechanism. The more China's power grew, they assumed, the more other Asian countries would come to fear it and welcome tough US action to counterbalance China and keep it in its box. This would impose a kind of automatic limit to China's regional influence: as its military power grew, its political and diplomatic clout relative to the US would fall.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages15pp
    No.21 June 2006
    Specialist publicationThe Age
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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